Awards will be added to this section as we receive information. Check back throughout the school year for any updates
Diabetes Hope Foundation
The Diabetes Hope Scholarship is open to students who:
- are in their final year at a Canadian secondary school and entering an accredited post-secondary institution in the fall of 2024.
- live in Canada as a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.
- hold a valid Social Insurance Number.
- have received care for Type 1 Diabetes by a Canadian Pediatric Health Care team or physician for a minimum of 1 year preceding this application.
Apply on-line ONLY at: https://diabeteshopefoundation.com/how to apply/
Application Deadline: March 4, 2024 (11:59pm PST)
Nelson Scholarship Program
Varies: Refer to website for details
Recipients of the awards are young leaders of tomorrow, showcasing a commitment to community stewardship and academic achievement.
For more information, go to Nelson Scholarship Program
Application Deadline: August 1, November 1, February 1
Lisa Huus Bursary
This fund was established to assist persons with disabilities to undertake or continue their post-secondary education at an accredited post-secondary institution in British Columbia (tuition fees, textbooks, equipment, transportation, residence and support workers costs)
The bursary was established in 1988 by the family of Lisa Pauline Huus, a sociology student at the University of Victoria. “Lisa fought for her rights to go to university to be treated just like any other students”, says her mother Annie Huus.
Application Deadline: Next cycle of applications opens March 31st, 2024
RE/MAX of Western Canada Quest for Excellence Bursary Program
Value: 40 @ $1,000
This program was established by RE/MAX of Western Canada to recognize the success and ongoing pursuits of Western Canadian students in regards to leadership and community contribution initiatives.
Eligibility: Grade 12 students
For more information, applications and to enter online go to: Quest for Excellence – RE/MAX Canada (remax.ca)
Application Deadline: March 13, 2024
BCSTA Scholarships for Student Citizenship
Value: 3 @ $750
The BCSTA Scholarships for Student Citizenship recognize graduating students for outstanding contributions they have made to their school and community. These scholarships reflect BCSTAs commitment to its values: Focus on students, support lifelong learning, support public education, recognize the importance of community in public education and provide opportunities to recognize and celebrate public education.
For more information click on the following link: https://bcsta.org/resources-and-services/bcsta-scholarships/.
Application Deadline: 3:00pm on February 29, 2024
Students wishing to be considered for a scholarship must be currently enrolled in their final year of studies at a public secondary school in British Columbia and expected to graduate in June 2023. One recipient will be chosen from each of the six BCSSA provincial chapters (Fraser Valley, Kootenay-Boundary, Metro, Vancouver Island, Northern, Thompson-Okanagan). Each recipient will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship.
For complete details, please download the PDF from the following link: BCSSA Grade 12 Scholarship – BCSSA
Application Deadline: TBA
British Columbia Excellence Scholarship
BC Excellence Scholarships recognize well-rounded B.C. graduates. Winners demonstrate service and leadership, both at school and in their communities, shown aptitude and commitment to their chosen career paths. You must be nominated by your secondary school in order to apply for this scholarship.
For more information click on the following link: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/scholarships/provincial-scholarships/bc-excellence-scholarships.Open
British Columbia Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship
The Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship is awarded to 20 outstanding high school graduates who have demonstrated a commitment and aptitude for a career path in K-12 teaching.
For more information click on the following link: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/scholarships/provincial-scholarships/basic-eligibility-requirements.
Application Deadline: Online Applications are now available on the ministry’s website and are due February 15th, 2024, 2:59pm PST
Cmolik Foundation Scholarships
The Cmolik Foundation will award up to 20 scholarships, each one a maximum of $45,000 paid over five years of study, to students graduating from BC high schools. Scholarship recipients have faced adversity but have responded with positivity and tenacity, achieving academic and social goals.
Students who are awarded the Undergraduate Scholarship are eligible to apply for our Graduate Scholarships, three $30,000 scholarships awarded each year.
Each secondary school may put forth one student who they feel meet our criteria. The students must:
- Be a current resident of BC
- Have lived in Canada for a minimum of 7 years,
- Be in Grade 12 or a recent secondary school graduate
- Have demonstrated financial need
- Have faced adversity
- Plan to be a full-time student
- Be ineligible for the BC Tuition Waiver Program (for former youth in care)
- Use funding for a post-secondary institution or college
- Be endorsed by their school principal
In certain circumstances, with prior approval, schools can submit an application for a second student.
Applications, and further information can be found at the following link: The Cmolik Foundation | Transforming Students’ Lives
Application Deadline: February 7th each year
Coast Capital Savings Youth Awards
Accessing post-secondary education is a big financial commitment and we’re here to remove one more obstacle on the path to a better future. While the delivery model will look different, please check out our reimagined program at https://www.coastcapitalsavings.com/about-us/education-awards
For more information and applications: https://www.coastcapitalsavings.com/about-us/education-awards
Public Guardian and Trustee Educational Assistance Fund
Value: Up to $4,530
Eligibility: Must be at least 19 years of age as of the date studies commence, and a former permanent ward of the Province of British Columbia and planning to study at a post-secondary level in academic, technical or vocational program. For more information please see below.
For more information and application: www.trustee.bc.ca
Application Deadline: April 15th of each year (Applications received after do NOT qualify)
Value: Various Awards $1,000 – $2,000
Eligibility: Must be a BCGEU member, or related to a current retired, or deceased BCGEU member or staff (eligible relatives include spouses, parents, and children or grandchildren (including foster, adopted and stepchildren and grandchildren); and a student or prospective post-secondary or higher learning student enrolled, registered or planning to attend an eligible education institution in 2022/23.
For more information and application: www.bcgeu.ca/other_resources
Application Deadline: TBA
BCGEU – National Union (NUPGE) awards
Value: Various Awards of $2,500
Watch the NUPGE website for updates on the 2023/24 Scholarship Program. Please click on following link: www.nupge.ca
Application Deadline: TBA
Value: 5 @ $1,000
The Educational Facility Managers Association of BC is pleased to offer five bursaries to graduates of the 2023/2024 school year.
Eligibility: Secondary students completing their grade 12 year who will enter a recognized post-secondary educational institution in the term. Bursaries awarded on the basis of academic achievement and/or special needs. Preference will be given to students entering the fields of engineering, architecture, or building technology. All applicants MUST be dependents of school district employees in the school facilities area (i.e. Maintenance or Custodial).
Applications available from your school counsellor, district’s Maintenance EFMABC member, or the EFMABC website, click link provided below.
Applications are to be completed in full and submitted to: EFMABC Bursary Committee – see details on EFMABC website, click link provided below
For more information and applications click the following link: EFMABC Bursaries
Application Deadline: TBA
RBC has developed a diverse set of scholarship programs worth over $500,000 a year to help address the critical need for students funding across Canada. Please visit their website (link below) to see which scholarship is right for you!
RBC Future Launch Scholarship: Accepting applications all year.
RBC Future Launch Scholarship for Indigenous Youth: Applications reopen September 2023
For more information go to: https://www.rbc.com/dms/enterprise/scholarships.html
Studies in French as a Second Language (FSL)
Value: each bursary is worth $3,000
The bursaries for postsecondary studies in French as a second language program (FSL) is a yearly bursary program funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage and administered by the ACUFC.
The aim of the program is to contribute to the increase of bilingualism among young English-speaking Canadians.
For more information go to: https://acufc.ca/FSLbursaries/